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March 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 110 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma. 428 activists are currently awaiting trial for political actions, 130 of whom are incarcerated. Month In Review This month, 9 political activists were arrested in total, 30 individuals were sentenced and 11 were released. Ten political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 8 new charges were piled on activists. On March 15, Htin Kyaw, former political prisoner and resident of Rangoon’s infamous Insein prison, was elected as Burma... Read more ➤

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PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY: April 17, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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President U Htin Kyaw has announced the release of 83 political prisoners under presidential order on April 17, 2016 (Burmese New Year). AAPP can confirm 66 of the 83, and is in the process of further confirmation. AAPP will publish the remaining released list as soon as possible.
Released 83 PP list by amnesty (17 Apr 16) ... Read more ➤

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List of Released Political Prisoners April 08, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Download PDF file114 released on 8 Apr 16 ... Read more ➤

Daw Aung San Suu Kyis’s Statement on the Release of Political Prisoners (2016)

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016

AAPP welcomes the statement from the State Counsellors office on April 7 2016 concerning the intended release of political prisoners in Burma. This statement demonstrates that the release of political prisoners, political activists, students and supporters who are facing trial because of their political activities is a first priority of the elected NLD-led government. AAPP deeply welcomes this sentiment. The statement from the State Counsellors office included three potential methods of securing the release of political prisoners.  Two of the... Read more ➤

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Political Prisoner List (04/2016)

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

AAPP’s political prisoners list includes individuals that fall under the definition of a political prisoner that was developed during the joint workshop between AAPP and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) in August 2014. AAPP holds records of 121 political prisoners (including political activists, land rights activists and farmers) currently incarcerated in Burma’s jails, and a further 414 political activists awaiting trial. Activists staging protests are continually indicted under sections 18 and 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and ... Read more ➤

INTERVIEW (04/2016): DVB Interview AAPP Secretary Ko Tate Naing

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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AAPP and FPPS host Ceremony Honoring Fallen Political Prisoners

Posted: Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Date 25 March 2016 On March 25, 2016 AAPP and FPPS held a “Ceremony Honoring Fallen Political Prisoners” who perished inside interrogation centers and prisons whilst contributing, each in their own way, to the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma. The Ceremony paid tribute to fallen political prisoners and celebrated the 16th year anniversary of AAPP’s establishment. Secretary of AAPP, Tate Naing opened the ceremony speaking about the struggle for democracy in Burma and the sacrifices made by many political prisoners over ... Read more ➤

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Ko Htin Kyaw Profile

Posted: Friday, March 25th, 2016

Name — Ko Htin Kyaw Age —— 52 Religion —- Buddhist Parents Name —– U Hlaing SECTION OF LAW: May 5: Section 505(b) of the Penal Code (statements conducive to mischief) and Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act (all charges stemming from this arrest are under these sections of law) December 17: Sections 18 & 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act) SENTENCING HISTORY: June 4: 3 months, Section 18, Kyautada District Court June 23: 6 months, Section 505(b), South Okka... Read more ➤

February 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 19 political activists were arrested in total, nine individuals were sentenced and one was released. Eleven political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 45 new charges were piled on activists. On February 1, 122 former political prisoners, including poets, singers, writers, lawyers, teachers and doctors took their seats as the new members of parliament. Amidst the transition, the use of Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act to arrest and imprison political activist... Read more ➤

AAPP Calls for the Release of Nilar Thein (2016)

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

On February 24, 2016 Ma Nilar Thein, secretary of Women’s Affairs at the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, was arrested for her alleged participation in a protest in Rangoon in February 2015 showing unity and support of the students advocating for education reform at Letpadan Township, Bago Division. Later that day she was charged under Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act by Mayangone township court and sent to Insein prison. The case against Ma Nilar Thein was brought to the court by Mayangone township police... Read more ➤